In 1968 I started in the antiques business in New York States' Hudson River Valley selling from my own store. In the 1970's I owned and managed a successful auction business, selling many important estates includingthe Pound Ridge, NY estate of Lilly Dache, the famous 1940's hat designer.
I also managed several antique shows and in 1976 established an Antique Doll House and Toy Museum. For personal reasons it was closed and put into storage. I then did antique shows from Boston to Texas and in 1980 opened an antiques shop in Woodstock, NY. In 1984 I purchased a commercial building in Saugerties, NY in order to establish an antique shop and gallery. I had many successful art exhibitions specializing in 1920's thru 1940's paintings by Woodstock artists.
After selling the building in 1994 and setting up the shop and gallery contents into several antique centers I continued doing antique shows and several times a year set-up at the ShowPlace in New York City. In 1997 I rented a gallery at the ShowPlace and had many painting exhibitions featuring early 20th century American artists.
In 2000 my husband and I purchased a commercial building in Baltimore and brought in five truckloads of merchandise, paintings, various collections, and the contents for the antique toy museum.November 1st I opened the antiques shop and gallery. For the next year and a half I designed the over-all space for the museum and had special cases built for the larger doll houses. Antique cases were purchased and restored and I designed a 'toy shop' and 'apothecary shop'. Some of the interiors of the houses, kitchens and shops had to be restored and wallpapered and all were furnished with the antique treasures I collected for 38 years. The Antique Toy Museum opened May 11, 2002. Sold at auction May 2012.
Now conducting business from two antique centers in St. Petersburg, Fl.
Dancing the Charleston at my vintage clothing auction, mid-1970's.